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leg stump

noun, Cricket.
either of the outside stumps at which the batsman takes his position.
Origin of leg stump
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • One didn't talk about acting a lie to the bowler because one played at the ball as though it were outside the leg stump.

    The Lonely Unicorn Alec Waugh
  • At last a roar went up, as Hitch knocked the leg stump flying out of the ground.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
  • It is always understood that the leg stump is the hardest to defend, and consequently the best to attack.

  • The flesh above the jaws as well as below will swell making it impossible for the animal to pull the leg stump out of the trap.

    Steel Traps A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding

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